The University of Verona has started a process of internationalization which involves all activities, from teaching to research, and which is considered one of the key aspects of its strategic plan and mission. The development policy of the University of Verona is implemented through the training of students and the competence of professors and researchers, structuring their activities in a ever more complex context.
The University of Verona has signed several bilateral agreements of international cooperation at scientific and teaching level, with universities not only in EUROPE but also in AFRICA, ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHINA, COLOMBIA, CUBA, ECUADOR, INDIA, MEXICO, and in UNITED STATES. Among the internationalization projects, the International Relations Office aims at the publication, promotion and management of programs of internationalization and support of the teaching offer in a foreign language, in order to provide students with a higher number of courses taught in English, French, Spanish and German in the different faculties.
The Cooperint program (INTernational COOPERation) offers financial resources for international cooperation programs, in order to encourage the mobility of professors, researchers, PhD students and undergraduates of the University of Verona and to increase the presence of Visiting Professors and Scholars in our university.
Among the European initiatives, the University of Verona takes part in the Erasmus program, which offers the chance to all European undergraduates to spend a period of study in a foreign university legally recognized by his/her own institution of higher education. The program is the most established and financed European activity; it allows the University of Verona to offer 700 places each year for Universities located in 23 different countries. Each student receives a contribution of ? 200 per month from the European Community during his/her stay abroad, depending on the months spent in the foreign institution; in addition, a monthly contribution is provided also by the University of Verona itself.
The new Erasmus Placement program aims at favouring the mobility of young workers throughout Europe, thanks to stages at firms or training / research centres in one of the European Countries taking part in the program. Hence, students can obtain specific competences and better understanding of the socio-economic culture of the welcoming country. The European Community funds the formative training through mobility scholarships.
Worldwide Study Program
The Worldwide Study Program sustains the students’ mobility in extra-European countries and allows selected students to spend a period of study at universities of the United States, Australia, Brazil and Mexico, since we have signed agreements of cooperation with them. The exams passed at the foreign seat will be recognized al the end of the period of study abroad. The university funds mobility scholarships for this program; the amount of money awarded to each student varies according to the university of destination and the months the student spends abroad.
The Universities of the United States and Australia require international students to demonstrate their linguistic competence through the TOEFL certification - Test of English as Foreign Language. In order to promote and encourage students to sit for such exam, the International Relation Office contributes economically to the total or partial coverage of the fees for the TOEFL exam at the Language Centre of the University (CLA).
Marco Polo Program
The University of Verona took part in the CRUI “Marco Polo” Program for the first time in 2005; the program aims at attracting Chinese students to Italian Universities according to an agreement of inter-governmental cooperation Italy-China.
Researcher in Motion is the solution for the researchers who are planning a period of research abroad and require information on how to carry out their project. The University took part in the project in 2005 and became Mobility Centre, which constitutes a point of reference for the researchers and aims at offering support and practical information and at keeping or creating contacts with the European seats members of the consortium. It also offers information concerning: visa, residence and work permits, tax duties, health assurances, daily and cultural life of the country. All the required information on the European Euraxess project is available on-line as well.